Coastal Deer In Our Garden 1 ~~ A lovely way to start the day !!

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Though commonly known as Coastal Deer locally, they are Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus). What a treat to look up from watering plants and see two young deer in the garden. Rather than them shying away, they came closer, so I pulled the iPhone (camera) out of my pocket and got a few shots, slowly walked over to where we keep the peanuts for the Jays, threw a few to them - munch munch yum. They went up on the bank below the fir trees and ate pyracantha berries, wild sweet pea leaves and certain grasses. In the meantime, I went upstairs for the Canon and luckily they were still in the garden. They grazed for at least a half hour. Sure made my day, even if they were eating the roses (O:

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Comments (8)

Alireza Javaheri on June 19, 2012
  • Very nice shot - LIKE
Suzi in Oregon on June 19, 2012

Thanks very much, Alireza - the deer usually make night visits, so I was very fortunate to see them and get these images. I looked at your website and enjoyed hearing some of your music. Thanks for making that possible. Best wishes (O:

thor@odin™ on June 25, 2012

Lucky little you :) Y*+like hugs, Peter

Suzi in Oregon on June 26, 2012

Yes, that's exactly how I felt/still feel, dear Peter. Is that the sweetest face? Thanks so much for your hugs and gifts. Happy wishes and hugs back (O:

brezza on June 27, 2012

Like,Suzi in Oregon. Nice shot. Greetings from Italy,brezza

Romina Marken 1 on July 10, 2012

Very, very lovely deer. I like. this nice shot ! Regards , Romina

Suzi in Oregon on July 10, 2012

Thanks, Brezza - I appreciate your visit and kind comment. Seeing the deer was very special. Ciao (O:

Suzi in Oregon on July 10, 2012

A happy hello and thanks, Romina -, yes, the deer are beautiful and gentle creatures. It was very peaceful spending some time with them. Friendly greetings (O:

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Suzi in Oregon
Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2012/06/15 09:05:50
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 190.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash